A day after battling some bees, Derek 'Handyman' Dietrich was ready to fix a stadium lighting issue
There's no mistaking it anymore --
On Monday, Dietrich strapped on a beekeeper's suit and attempted to quash a delay in the Giants-Reds game at Great American Ball Park caused by a swarming mass of bees. It was ridiculous, and his commitment to the task was impressive.
DIETRICH TO THE RESCUE! pic.twitter.com/eYSqUGxFcD— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) May 6, 2019
Fast-forward to Tuesday night, Dietrich and the Reds were in Oakland set to start a series with the A's -- only, a lighting issue in left field caused another delay in the start of the game.
Naturally, Dietrich showed up again, this time in full "Handyman" mode. And he had a partner this time ...
Lights out in Oakland? No issue for Derek “The Electrician” Dietrich. pic.twitter.com/gCOghDRo6p— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 8, 2019
I'm not sure if a can of Lysol, some tape and ... whatever else Dietrich strapped to his utility belt will help make a difference, but I also don't care. He has the full depth of my trust to fix anything.
We are currently experiencing a lighting malfunction delay in Oakland. (No bees, though.) But it's okay because Derek "Handyman" Dietrich is here! 🛠️ pic.twitter.com/pnQoVYRhon— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 8, 2019
Despite Dietrich's efforts, the lighting issue caused a delay of more than an hour before first pitch. To be fair, it did look like a bit much for one person to handle, utility belt or not ...
Maybe the delay threw the Reds off their game -- but not A's starter Mike Fiers, who went on to throw the second no-hitter of his career.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.